horizontal rod tube grommets?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by flyfisheraa573, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. flyfisheraa573

    flyfisheraa573 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not even sure that's what they are called...but the question is where can you get them?

    I've seen several different styles, and even some smooth finished into the boat.

    What I am interested in is the chrome or painted black metal ones...any clue?

    oh yeah, if they're not called grommets, then what are they called?

    Thanks!
     
  2. marshnole11

    marshnole11 I Love microskiff.com!

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    are you talking about the fitting that goes on the end of the pvc where the opening is?

    I saw someone use computer desk grommets before.
     

  3. flyfisheraa573

    flyfisheraa573 Well-Known Member

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    yep...that's exactly what I'm talking about. That is a pretty good idea...the computer desk things

    I've seen a boat manfacturer use some that were kind of oblong and chrome...just curios where they got them...but can't remember which boat manufacturer I saw
     
  4. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    head on over to lowes and in the electrical section they have a section that stocks lamp switches, toggle switches, misc. electric crap and HOLE GROMMETS ;) ;D have them in different diameters too and look like this
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  5. flyfisheraa573

    flyfisheraa573 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks SBC! and marshnole!
     
  6. bostick29412

    bostick29412 I Love microskiff.com!

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    The only thing that worries me about something like that is you're going to have a small hard "lip" inside that might snag the guides on your rod every time you pull it out. Make sure that you grind/sand/file it down some...
     
  7. TidewateR

    TidewateR will pole for food

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    like so?

    http://www.marineeast.com/a_sch/sch_det.asp?cid=06&pid=06_08


    :D
     
  8. marshnole11

    marshnole11 I Love microskiff.com!

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    those are really nice... but... 30 bucks a piece is quite a bit for my broke a$$. i will go with the desk grommets for 2.50 a piece and grind down the insides. :)
     
  9. floridanative1028

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  10. marshnole11

    marshnole11 I Love microskiff.com!

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    those look like they would work good. Now I just have to find some 2 inch tubing that will bend in the front of my hull
     
  11. flyfisheraa573

    flyfisheraa573 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the links...

    marshnole...you know when you ride down the road and see those big spools of "colored" tubing, for laying phone line and fiber optics...there you go...happened to pick up a piece of it up here the other day...2" and thick enough to retain shape, but thin enough to take a curve..nice stuff
     
  12. floridanative1028

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    I haven't tried it yet but I plan on using sched. 40 pvc and a heat gun to shape it since I don't need a real aggressive curve. I'll be doing it in the next couple of days so I'll let you know how it works.